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NEW PHILIPPINE HONORARY CONSUL GENERAL IN ADELAIDE SWORN INTO OFFICE
Philippine Ambassador to Australia Belen F. Anota administered the oath of office to Mr. Mark Mcbriarty who officially assumed his role as Philippine Honorary Consul General in Adelaide, South Australia on 20 November 2014. Read more:
PHILIPPINE DELEGATION TO THE AUSAID FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM VISITS THE EMBASSY
24 October 2014 – First Secretary and Consul Jim Tito B. San Agustin received at the Chancery on Wednesday, 22 October 2014, the Philippine Delegation to the AusAID Fellowship Program on Inclusive Disaster Management being held in Queensland. Read More:
ARDEN ANGLICAN SCHOOL YEAR 6 STUDENTS VISIT THE EMBASSY
24 October 2014 – Second Secretary and Consul Grace Anne G. Bulos received at the Chancery on Friday, 10 October 2014, the seven (7) Year 6 students from the Arden Anglican School of New South Wales. The students were headed by Ms. Tiffany Pendlebury. Read More:
INTERNATIONAL PASSENGER SERVICE CHARGE (IPSC) INTEGRATION PROGRAM DEFERRED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
The Philippine Embassy wishes to inform the public that the implementation of the International Passenger Service Charge (IPSC) Integration Program has been deferred until further notice.
The Program, which would have incorporated the IPSC, commonly known as the airport terminal fee, into the cost of airline tickets at point of sale, was supposed to have been implemented beginning 1 November 2014. END
PHILIPPINES CLIMBS 13 NOTCHES IN DOING BUSINESS REPORT
The National Competitiveness Council is pleased to report that the Philippines has climbed 13 notches from No. 108 to No. 95 of 189 economies in the 2015 World Bank - International Finance Corporation Doing Business Report. The country has gained 53 spots in the Doing Business report since 2011, the largest gain in the region. Read more:
NOTICE OF HEARING TO DECIDE ON APPLICATIONS FOR OVERSEAS REGISTRATION
In compliance with COMELEC Resolution No. 9862 promulgated on 1 April 2014, the Resident Election Registration Board of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra will hold a hearing on Monday, 17 November 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Embassy Conference Area to decide on the following applications for registration as overseas voters received by the Embassy from 1 August to 31 October 2014: Read more:
ePASSPORT LODGED AT BRISBANE MOBILE MISSION READY FOR RELEASE
To claim their ePassports by mail/post, applicants are advised to send the following to the Embassy through registered post / express post platinum:
1. Original old/current Passport.
2. Photocopy of Official Receipt.
Following is the list of applicants who lodged their applications during the Mobile Passport Mission in Brisbane on 18 - 20 September 2014 and whose passports are now availlable for release. Click here:
CEBU PACIFIC’S MAIDEN FLIGHT TAKES OFF FROM SYDNEY ON 9 SEPTEMBER 2014
Minister and Consul General Nina Cainglet of the Philippine Embassy in Canberra, Consul Marford Angeles of the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney, Tourism Attache Consuelo Jones and Special Trade Representative Emmanuel Ang witnessed the arrival of the first Cebu Pacific flight from Manila at Sydney International Airport. Also present were Cebu Pacific Chief Executive Adviser Garry Kingshott and Sydney Airports CEO Kerrie Mather. Cebu Pacific General Manager for Long Haul Division Alex Reyes, who was on board the maiden flight, later joined the inaugural ceremony with members of the service crew. Hon. Dan Tehan, Federal Member of Parliament for Wannon, Victoria, and Chairman of the Coalition Friends of Tourism, was the Guest of Honor at the event.
In her remarks on the occasion, Minister and Consul General Cainglet expressed hope that the Cebu Pacific flights between Manila and Sydney will further contribute to forging closer people-to-people links and facilitate greater levels of economic engagement between the Philippines and Australia. Hon. Dan Tehan conveyed the Australian government’s keen interest in further strengthening its ties with the Philippines and said that there is tremendous potential for growth between the two countries in terms of trade and investment.
Cebu Pacific Chief Executive Adviser Garry Kingshott said that the company’s mission is to bring people together through safe, affordable flights, and that the launch of the Manila-Sydney-Manila route is significant given the growing Filipino community in Australia, and will provide Australians the opportunity to discover Philippine tourism destinations. According to Sydney Airports CEO Kerrie Mather, the airport has seen arrivals from the Philippines rise by 16% over the past 12 months and she believes that there is significant potential for further growth as symbolized by the water cannon salute prepared by Sydney Airport to welcome the maiden flight.
A month ago, Cebu Pacific held a series of events at the Grace Hotel in Sydney, in coordination with the office of the Department of Tourism in Sydney, to launch the airline’s entry into Australia.
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